New Benchmark Shows Apple Silicon Mac Pro With M2 Ultra Performs Identical To The Mac Studio

Despite the availability of the powerful M2 Ultra variant, boasting a 24-core CPU and 76-core GPU, for both the newly announced Mac Pro and Mac Studio, the latest benchmark leak reveals that Apple’s tower workstation does not exhibit superior performance. This outcome is unexpected, especially considering the Mac Pro’s larger physical size and advanced cooling solution.

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The Mac Studio, identified as Mac14,14, and the Mac Pro, designated as Mac14,8, differentiate themselves in their unique identifiers. When examining the Geekbench 6 results for single-core and multi-core performance of the Mac Studio, there was a potential expectation that the M2 Ultra, housed within Apple’s workstation, might deliver improved performance due to the presence of a massive cooler identical to the one used in cooling Intel’s Xeon workstations from the previous model.

Regrettably, the Mac Pro falls short in harnessing the full performance potential of the M2 Ultra. The machine achieves a single-core score of 2,794 and a multi-core score of 21,453. Despite its 64GB of unified RAM, it is unlikely that adjusting the memory capacity would have a significant impact on the single-core or multi-core scores.
The results clearly demonstrate that the Mac Studio offers superior value compared to the Mac Pro. Despite having identical hardware configurations, the smaller and more compact Mac Studio is priced $3,000 lower than the tower counterpart. However, while the Mac Studio excels in affordability, it sacrifices expandability as the Mac Pro boasts a total of seven PCIe slots.

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Regrettably, the Mac Studio lacks support for AMD Radeon GPUs or any other graphics card, limiting your options to adding high-speed networking cards or PCIe storage. Additionally, it’s worth noting that Apple’s official announcement of the Mac Pro during the WWDC 2023 keynote was relatively brief, clocking in at less than three minutes. This suggests that Apple may prioritize smaller and more portable machines in the future, potentially moving away from oversized computers.

Via Geekbench